Dmitry Kostochko

Video HowTo: Advanced Word task panes – Left task pane (VB.NET)

To continue with a series of short video how-to demonstrating the capabilities of Add-in Express in customizing the Microsoft Office UI, we will explorer the Advanced Word Task Panes. Currently Add-in Express supports 4 types of task panes for Word 2000 – 2010: Left, Top, Right and Bottom. Let’s begin with the Left task pane.

Today you will see how to create a new add-in for Microsoft Word, add a special form inherited from the AddinExpress.WD.ADXWordTaskPane class, which is in fact an advanced Word task pane, and configure the appearance and behavior of your pane.  We will also add a new ribbon tab with a group and two buttons. The code in the event handlers of these buttons lets your users hide and show your custom task pane.

Let’s see how it works:

This sample video was captured in Visual Studio 2010 (VB.NET) with Add-in Express 2010 for Office and .net.

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Advanced Office task panes – Basic concepts
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